Baseball Win Totals for 2020-Top Picks

Published: 4:27pm, June 25, 2020 EDT | Updated: 5:34pm, June 25, 2020 EDT

Written by Ben the Pen

The Major League Baseball season gets underway on July 24 and that starts at 60-game schedule. In terms of projected wins, winning 100 games is a great feat in a normal 162-game slate. But this season, it will be interesting to see which teams are ready to take on this short but difficult task. Playing games in a pandemic, where some players may end up testing positive for COVID-19 and will have to sit out in quarantines for multiple games. Teams will need to have depth due to potential positive tests and injuries, which will occur considering many players have done little in three+ months since spring training shut down in mid-March.

Let's take a look at some of the best bets for win totals in the 2020 season. According to PointsBet, these are the latest win totals.

MLB Win Totals 2020

Arizona Diamondbacks 30.5
Atlanta Braves 34.5
Baltimore Orioles 20.5
Boston Red Sox 32.5
Chicago Cubs 32.5
Chicago White Sox 31.5
Cincinnati Reds 31.5
Cleveland Indians 33.5
Colorado Rockies 27.5
Detroit Tigers 21.5
Houston Astros 35.5
Kansas City Royals 24.5
Los Angeles Angels 31.5
Los Angeles Dodgers 38.5
Miami Marlins 24.5
Milwaukee Brewers 31.5
Minnesota Twins 34.5
New York Mets 31.5
New York Yankees 38.5
Oakland Athletics 33.5
Philadelphia Phillies 31.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 25.5
San Diego Padres 31.5
San Francisco Giants 25.5
Seattle Mariners 24.5
St. Louis Cardinals 32.5
Tampa Bay Rays 34.5
Texas Rangers 29.5
Toronto Blue Jays 26.5
Washington Nationals 33.5

Best Bets

Under 25.5 San Francisco Giants:
That's a low total, but let's remember a few things. San Francisco went 77-85 last season and lost their manager (Bruce Bochy) and ace pitcher (Madison Bumgarner). Gabe Kapler was fired from Philadelphia for a reason. He might make a good bench coach or minor league manager, but he doesn't handle pitchers well. The rotation is led by Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija.

Over 26.5 Toronto Blue Jays
Only issue is their division and the question of whether they will play in Toronto due to Canadian quarantine rules. However, this is a club that should be better than Boston. They added Hyun-Jin Ru and he's a game-changer. An ace that the Jays haven't really had since the late Roy Halladay. They have some young talented players waiting to blossom led by Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio. But the key is the rotation, which also added Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark. Don't forget about Matt Shoemaker, who looked dominant in five starts last season before tearing his ACL.

Under 33.5 Boston Red Sox
What a disaster. Boston won 84 games last season and was barely a .500 team. They got rid of David Price and Mookie Betts and started saving cash. Manager Alex Cora is gone after another cheating scandal. Chris Sale, clearly their ace, is done for at least year due to Tommy John surgery. They still have some talented players led by J.D Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, but their rotation is a mess.

Over 33.5 Oakland Athletics
Paper means nothing when it comes to Oakland. Every time you think they will fold, they win enough games to be in playoff contention. Bob Melvin always seems to find a way to pull his team to a wild card. They had 97 wins over the last two seasons (194 combined) and they were forgotten due to the Houston Astros. The fact that Sean Manaea is back healthy is a huge lift for the rotation, considering he came back last September and was dominant. They won 97 games despite consistent DH regressing from 48 to 23 homers mainly due to nagging injuries. He should be back to his normal power numbers, which in a shortened season, should be over 20 homers.